Indigenous Perspectives Society

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IPS Media Release

CFNCS Changes its Name, CARF Three-Year Accreditation, Creating Excellence

The Indigenous Perspectives Society, formerly known as the Caring for First Nations Children Society, has recently undergone a few milestone achievements for its 20th year as a non-profit Society. Among rebranding the organization we have received recognition for achieving the maximum level of accreditation possible with CARF. For more information check out our latest Media Release to get the details.

Media Release March 2014

IPS Received Accreditation for their Aboriginal Social Work Training Program

CARF Accreditation CARF International announced that the Indigenous Perspectives Society has been accredited for a period of three years for its Aboriginal Social Work Training Program. This is the first accreditation that the international accrediting body has awarded to the Indigenous Perspectives Society.

This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that its programs and services are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.

Linda Lucas, Executive Director said how honoured the Society is to become the sixth Indigenous organization in Canada to receive CARF accreditation. CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CARF website at

IPS Now Offering Cultural Perspectives Training

The Indigenous Perspectives Society is now offering a one day course that is perfect for organizations who are wanting to provide their staff the knowledge and training to be able to employ culturally safe communication and pursue relationship-building opportunities using culturally appropriate practices.

1-Day Cultural Perspectives Training

Training Outcomes

  • Apply knowledge of the continued impacts of colonization when working with Indigenous peoples
  • Employ culturally safe communication
  • Regularly pursue relationship-building opportunities using culturally appropriate practices
  • Identify social location and the role of the Indigenous ally

Depends on number of participants please contact us for a quote.